"I Sing the Body Electric" celebrates the natural energy within us. Walt Whitman included it in Leaves of Grass, a grouping of his early poems that he self-published 1855.

The title of his poem "I Sing the Body Electric" implies a poetry based on science, which is what we now call neuroscience.

This field of study has greatly evolved since Whitman sang the body electric. We now understand how the natural energy within us impacts on who we are and the world at large. The idea of Body Electric has become integral to our culture.

 

Our Culture will feature some of the exciting  thinking and breakthroughs that are going  on in the rapidly changing world of neuroscience.

My Beautiful Broken Brain

David Lynch
Netflix
7 February 2016
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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
TEDx Toronto
7 January 2016
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Why Are Placebos Becoming More Effective?

William Kremer
BBC World Service

When new drugs are put on the market, clinical trials determine whether they perform better than inactive pills known as “placebos”.

7 January 2016
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Can You Get Smarter?

Richard A. Friedman
The New York Times
7 January 2016
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Online Brain Training Helps Older Adults with Everyday Tasks

Michelle Roberts
Health editor, BBC News online

Brain training – playing online games that give memory and reasoning skills a workout – is beneficial for older people, a large-scale study has concluded.

7 January 2016
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The Brain: The Story of You

David Eagleman
Pantheon
7 January 2016
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